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Third-party Projects

Scientific research projects funded through the basic Max Planck Society budget can be found on the web pages of our departments and research groups. In addition, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry pursues collaborative research projects (listed below) that are competitively acquired from third parties, e.g. European Commission (EU), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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ABBA
Advancing the Integrated Monitoring of Trace Gas Exchange between Biosphere and Atmosphere
9/2008 - 2/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein

BACI
Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties – towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index: BACI
4/2015 - 3/2019 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein

BARCA
Balanco Atmosférico Regional de Carbono na Amazônia
1/2008 - 1/2010 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory Humberto Duarte Fonseca
Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory Humberto Duarte Fonseca
10/2006 - 3/2009 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann

CARBO-Extreme
The terrestrial Carbon cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes a Pan-European synthesis
6/2009 - 5/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Christian Beer, Nuno Carvalhais, Dorothea Frank, Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein, Xiuchen Wu, Jakob Zscheischler

CARBOAFRICA
Quantification, understanding and prediction of carbon cycle, and other GHG gases, in Sub-Saharan Africa
10/2006 - 3/2010 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein, Werner Kutsch

CarboEurope IP
Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance
1/2004 - 12/2008 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Martin Heimann, Christoph Gerbig, Martin Jun, Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle

Carbones
30-year re-analysis of CARBON fluxES and pools over Europe and the Globe
4/2010 - 3/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Matthias Forkel, Markus Reichstein

CarbonFlux
CarbonFlux Study
11/2012 - 10/2014 (European Space Agency, ESA)

Contact: Sönke Zaehle

CARBOOCEAN
Marine Carbon Sources and Sinks Assessment (ex MARCASSA)
1/2005 - 12/2009 (EU)

Contact: Martin Heimann

CarboSchools
CarboSchools
1/2008 - 12/2010 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Claudia Hillinger (Susanne Hejja)

CHE
CO2 Human Emissions
10/2017 - 12/2020 (EU/ Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Julia Marshall, Martin Jung

CIRCASA
Coordination of International Research Cooperation on soil CArbon Sequestration in Agriculture
11/2017 - 2/2021 (EU/Horizon 2020)
project webpage
Contact: Marion Schrumpf

CIRCE
Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment
4/2007 - 3/2011 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Markus Reichstein, Dorothea Frank, Enrico Tomelleri

CLIMAFRICA
Climate change predictions in Sub-Saharan Africa: impacts and adaptations
10/2010 - 9/2014 (EU, FP7)

Contact: Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Eric Thomas, Ulrich Weber

COCO
Constraining carbon gross fluxes with oxygen isotopes
3/2005 - 2/2008 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann, Matthias Cuntz

COMBINE
Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection
5/2009 - 10/2013 (EU, FP7)

Contact: Christian Beer, Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle

COREGAL
Combined Positoning-Relfectomerty GALileo Code Receiver for Forest Management
1/2015 - 5/2017 (EU, H2020-SC5 )
project webpage
Contact: Nuno Carvalhais

CRESCENDO
Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, Knowledge, Dissemination and Outreach
11/2015 - 3/2021 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Sönke Zaehle

DEHESHyrE
Monitoring mass and energy fluxes in a manipulated Mediterranean tree-grass Dehesa (Mediterranean Savanna) ecosystem through the integration of ground and satellite data with airborne hyperspectral imagery
1/2015 - 4/2016 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

ECLAIRE
Effects of Climate Change on Air Pollution Impacts and Response Strategies for European Ecosystems
10/2011 - 9/2015 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Martina Franz, Sönke Zaehle

ELSIC
Ecosystem loss of soil inorganic carbon with agricultural conversion: fate, rate, mechanisms, and path ways
9/2014 - 9/2016 (EU, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship)
project webpage
Contact: John Kim

EMBRACE
Earth system Model Bias Reduction and assessing Abrupt Climate ChangE
11/2010 - 2/2016 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Nuno Carvalhais, Martin Jung, Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle

ENVIRO-RISK (CA)
Man-induced Environmental Risks: Monitoring, Management and Remediation of Man-made Changes in Siberia
5/2009 - 5/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann

EuNetAir
European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability
7/2012 - 6/2016 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Jošt Lavric

EURO-HYDROS
European Network for Atmospheric Hydrogen observations and studies
8/2006 - 7/2009 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann, Armin Jordan, Ute Karstens

EUROSPEC
Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe
11/2009 - 5/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Enrico Tomelleri

GAIA-CLIM
Gap Analysis for Integrated Atmospheric ECV CLImate Monitoring
3/2015 - 2/2018 (EU-H2020 )
project webpage
Contact: Julia Marshall

GEMS
Global and regional Earth-system Monitoring using Satellite and in-situ data
2/2007 - 5/2009 (EU, European Centre for medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF))
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann, Julia Marshall, Kristina Trusilova, Thomas Koch, Stefan Körner

GEOCARBON
Toward an Operational Global Carbon Observing System
10/2011 - 9/2014 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Nuno Carvalhais, Christoph Gerbig, Martin Heimann, Martin Jung, Christoph Köstler, Manos Kalomenopoulos, Miguel Mahecha, Markus Reichstein, Gregor Schürmann, Sönke Zaehle

GEOMON
Global Earth Observation and Monitoring
3/2008 - 1/2011 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann, Michael Hielscher

GHG-Europe
Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems
1/2010 - 9/2013 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann, Christoph Gerbig, Jošt Valentin Lavric, Antje Moffat, Markus Reichstein, Enrico Tomelleri, Sönke Zaehle

IAGOS
Integration of routine Aircraft measurements into a Global Observing System
4/2005 - 12/2009 (EU EU project (FP6), Design Study for New Infrastructures )
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

IAGOS
In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System - European Research Infrastructure
8/2008 - 8/2013 (EU, FP-7-Infrastructures)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

IAGOS-ERI
In-Service Aircraft for a Global Observing System
11/2012 - 4/2014 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig

ICOS
Integrated Carbon Observing System
4/2008 - 3/2013 (EU project (FP7), preperatory phase of European Research Infrastructure )

Contact: Christoph Gerbig, Markus Reichstein

ICOS-INWIRE
ICOS improved sensors, network and interoperability for GMES
1/2013 - 12/2015 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig (main BGC contact), Dietrich Feist, Jošt V. Lavric

IGAS
IAGOS for the GMES Atmospheric Service
1/2013 - 6/2016 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig, Julia Marshall

IMECC
Infrastructure for Measurements of the European Cycle
4/2007 - 3/2011 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Christoph Gerbig, Dietrich Feist, Jošt Lavric

InGOS
Integrated Non-CO2 Greenhouse gas Observing System
10/2011 - 9/2015 (EU, FP7)

Contact: Jošt Lavric, Olaf Kolle, Armin Jordan, Willi Brand, Ute Karstens, Christoph Gerbig

JULIA
Joining ecophysiological Understanding and global ecosystem modelling for improved simulation of Land surface Interactions with the Atmosphere
8/2008 - 7/2011 (EU (FP7) Marie Curie Re-integration Action of the EC FP7 People programme )

Contact: Sönke Zaehle

Mr. PARTS
Minirhizotron: Phenology and Root Traits
6/2017 - 5/2019 (EU 8 / Horizon 2020 / Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship)
project webpage
Contact: Richard Nair, Mirco Migliavacca, Markus Reichstein

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Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century
11/2011 - 10/2015 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Christian Beer, Mathias Goeckede, Martin Heimann , Sonja Kaiser

QUASOM
Quantifying and modeling pathways of soil organic matter as affected by abiotic factors, microbial dynamics, and transport processes
9/2008 - 2/2014 (EU, FP7)
project webpage
Contact: Bernhard Ahrens, Maarten Braakhekke, Lenka Forkelova, Gerd Gleixner, Myroslava Khomik, Markus Reichstein, Marion Schrumpf, Stefany Thiessen, Enrico Weber, Thomas Wutzler

QUINCY
Quantifying the effects of interacting nutrient cycles on terrestrial biosphere dynamics and their climate feedbacks
9/2015 - 8/2021 (EU, ERC consolidator grant)
project webpage
Contact: Sönke Zaehle

SIBAE
Stable Isotopes in Biospheric-Atmospheric-Earth System Research
5/2009 - 5/2013 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Christian Beer

SIRS
Metrology for stable Isotope Reference Standards
6/2017 - 11/2020 (H2020-EURAMET)
project webpage
Contact: Heiko Moossen

TENATSO
Tropical Eastern North Atlantic Time-Series Observatory
9/2006 - 3/2009 (EU)
project webpage
Contact: Martin Heimann

Terrabites
The Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System
1/2009 - 12/2014 (EU,COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology))
project webpage
Contact: Sönke Zaehle

TRuStEE
Training on Remote sensing for Ecosystem modElling
10/2016 - 9/2020 (EU-H2020)
project webpage
Contact: Mirco Migliavacca

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